Record Details

NHER Number:2061
Type of record:Building
Name:All Saints' Church, Wighton


This large church partly dates to 1300 but the tower of that date collapsed in 1965 and was replaced in 1975. The remainder of the church fabric is 15th century in date and some of the architecture owes its existence to bequests from this period. Inside, the ceiling is high and the church wide and airy – typical characteristics of a Perpendicular church. Visitors should also note the 15th century stained glass windows in the north and south aisles and a chest tomb to Elizabeth Bacon dating to 1686.

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Grid Reference:TF 9406 3995
Map Sheet:TF93NW

Full description

Partly of about 1300 including tower rebuilt in 1966. Remainder 15th century.
See report, photograph (S1) and press cuttings (S2) in file.
E. Rose (NAU) 14 May 1980.

In fact the former tower, and the nave north door, are more probably of the late 13th century; the tower fell in 1965 but was not rebuilt until 1975. The main body of the church has bequests through out the second half of the 15th century. There are some important tombs.
See (S3) in file.
E. Rose (NLA) 20 April 2004.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (13th Century to 21st Century - 1300 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COFFIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF9439L-N.
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1898. Hundred of North Greenhoe. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol II. pp 7-12.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 724-725.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1991. Church faces £40,000 work. 21 February.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1980. Wighton rings in its good news. 22 May.
---Leaflet: 1985. All Saint's Church, Wighton..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2017. Time capsule is unearthed during church restoration. 30 October.
<S1>Photograph: BPE 15a (bell frame).
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1975-1980. [Articles on the work undertaken on the tower in 1970s]. 14 February.
<S3>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 2004. Building Report.. Building Report.

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